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Ojebway Language:

A Manual for missionaries
and others employed among the Ojebway Indians
by Edward F. Wilson, 1874

 

Examples of Paradigms.
Example of Paradigm III. Positive Form

Indicative Mood
Imperative Mood
Participle
Passive Voice

 

Examples of Paradigms.
Transitive Verb - Animate. Positive Form
Paradigm III. -NAUN.

INDICATIVE MOOD
Present Tense
  Me Thee Him His
I ... ke...nin ne...nah ne...nemaun
thou ke...zh ... ke...nah ke...nemaun
he ne...nik ke...nik o...naun o...naun
we (ex.) ... ke...negoo ne...nahnaun ne...nemahnaun
you ke...zhim ... ke...nahwah ke...nemahwaun
they ne...negoog ke...negoog o...nahwaun o...nahwaun
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
I ... ... ke..nenim ne..naug
thou ke..zhemin ... ... ke..naug
he ne..negonaun ke..negonaun ke..negowah o..naun
we (ex.) ... ... ke..negoom ne..nahnahnig
you ke..zhemin ... ... ke..nahwaug
they ne..negonahnig ke..negonahnig ke..negowaug o..nahwaun
 

IMPERATIVE MOOD
  Me Thee Him His
...thou ..zheshin ... ...zh ...
let him ... ... ogah..naun ...
let us ... ... ..nahdah ...
..ye ..zheshig ... ..nik ...
let them ... ... ogah..nahwaun ...
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
...thou ..zheshenaum ... ... ...zh
let him ... ... ... ogah..naun
let us ... ... ... ..nahdahnig
..ye ..zheshenaum ... ... ..nik
let them ... ... ... ogah..nahwaun
 

PARTICIPLE
Present Tense
  Me Thee Him His
I who ... ..nenaun ..nug ..nemug
thou ..zheyun ... ..nud ..nemud
he ..zhid ..nik ..naud ..naud
we (ex.) ... ..negoyun ..naungid ..nemaungid
you ..zheyag ... ..nag ..nemag
they ..zhejig ..nekig ..nahjig ..nahjig
 
  Us ( excl.) Us (incl.) You Them
I who ... ... ..nenuhgoog ..nugig
thou ..zheyung ... ... ..nudjig
he ..zheyungid ..nenung ..nenag ..naud
we (ex.) ... ... ..negooyag ..naungejig
you ..zheyaung ... ... ..nagoog
they ..zheyungejig ..nenungoog ..nenagoog ..nahjig
 

PASSIVE VOICE
Present Tense Participle
I am spoken to ninguhnoonego I who am spoken to ganoonegoyaun
thou art spoken to keguhnoonego thou who art spoken to ganoonegoyun
he is spoken to guhnoonah he who is spoken to ganoonind
he is spoken to by oguhnoonegon he who is spoken to by ganoonegood

Examples: -

Omeenaun, he gives it to him.
Meezheshin, give it to me.

Onahnaun, he fetches him.
Keshpin nauzheyag, if you fetch me.

Oguhnoonaun, he speaks to him.
Guhnoozh, speak to him.

Note. - An exception is presented in the verb od-enaun, he says to him. This verb is irregular and contracted. The Imperative Mood is ezhé The Passive, nindego, enan; Participle, agooyaun, &c.

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